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Entry from November 20, 2015
“Prospects will break your heart” (baseball adage)

"Prospects will break your heart “ is a baseball adage, used and popularized by Baseball Prospectus in February 2011 and in following years.

The saying especially applies to pitching prospects, who will “break your heart” with career-ending injuries. “Pitching prospects will break your heart” was cited in 1998 in the newsgroup alt.sports.baseball.tor-bluejays.


Google Groups: alt.sports.baseball.tor-bluejays
Pitchers.
Sharon Hilchie
5/10/98
(...)
Let’s look at your argument for a second. You say that the Jays have a surplus of excelent pitching. Confronted with teh problem of their lofty ERA, you degrade the quality of 2 members, do not sufficiently explain the sufferings of a third, and fail to provide proven backups (selecting pitchers that have not had any recent long term success in teh majors...pitching prospects will break your heart.) to replace them.

Baseball Prospectus
February 2, 2011
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
What Could Go Wrong with the Royals’ Top Five?

by Jason Parks

Twitter
MLB Headline News
‏@MLBHeadlineNews
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong with the Royals Top Five in 2011? by Jason Parks http://fsp.gs/gZMt8G #MLB
7:28 AM - 2 Feb 2011

Baseball Prospectus
June 19, 2012
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
Bring Me the Head of…..

by Jason Parks

Baseball Prospectus
January 18, 2013
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
A Few Days in the Dominican

by Jason Parks

Baseball Prospectus
February 26, 2014
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
2014 Organizational Rankings

by Jason Parks

River Ave Blues
Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to Braves for David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve
January 1, 2015 by Mike Axisa
(...)
The 23-year-old Banuelos was once the organization’s top prospect, but he missed most of 2012 and all of 2013 with elbow injuries, including Tommy John surgery.
(...)
Pitching prospects will break your heart.

Twitter
Alan Torres
‏@cuppingmaster
Pitching prospects will break your heart.  And their own ligaments!
5:51 PM - 26 Mar 2015

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Clever Baseball Blog
‏@CleverBaseblog
@FeinsandNYDN I’ll drive Severino to the airport myself. Love his stuff but pitching prospects will break your heart.
8:00 PM - 28 Jul 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, November 20, 2015 • Permalink